By Malawi Freedom Network
Constitutional Court Regards Evidence Of Miriam Gwalidi As Hearesy
The Constitutional Court hearing the ongoing Presidential Elections Case has on Tuesday announced that it will regard as hearsay part of the evidence given by Mirriam Gwalidi, witness of Saulos Chilima who is the first petitioner in the case.
Bone of contention in relation to the announcement was, as a result of the fact, that the witness did not author the evidence and that it was irrelevant for the evidence given to be regarded as valid evidence.
Court learnt that during inspection exercise to MEC Warehouse, it was observed that some of the papers numbering to about 7 were authored by friends of Gwalidi and not Gwalidi herself.
Lead Judge, Justice Healy Potani made the announcement in response to the request by lawyers representing Dr. Saulos Chilima who wanted the evidence given by the witness should be removed from record.
However, the learned Judge refused to remove the evidence that Gwalidi had given and instead said that court would only regard it as hearsay.
Mostly for the day, the Attorney General and lawyer Tamanda Chokhotho spent time in asking Gwalidi as evidence from witness of the first petitioner was being extracted.
The case continues on Wednesday.